Stoneyford, Hugginstown, Newmarket & Ennisnag

23 April 2018
Stoneyford/ Ennisnag News

Harper’s Farm

Stoneyford Community Centre – Caretaker (Part-time) Required:

A Caretaker (Part-time) is required for the Community Centre at Stoneyford. Flexible hours and gratuity negotiable. Duties available upon application.

Please contact Joe at 087-255 6722 or

New Community Sportsfield:

Carrickshock GAA, Stoneyford United AFC and Carrickshock Camogie Clubs have come together to make a joint bid for lands close to Stoneyford village for much needed expanded sports playing facilities. Stoneyford Development Association is fully supportive of the ambitious project and is very keen to play an active positive role in this development.

Community Garda Text Alert Scheme:

Villagers turned out last Tuesday to support the Garda Text Alert Scheme in decent numbers. Sgt Ted Hughes and Village Garda Tina Walsh gave a very comprehensive presentation of all aspects of the scheme. 33 Text alerts of suspicious activity in the immediate area had been received by members of the scheme in the last twelve months.

       Both existing members and new members are reminded that the membership of €10 needs to be renewed immediately and paid to The Administrator: Lisa O’Dwyer of the Stoneyford Garda Text Alert Scheme (SGTAS).

Lisa can be contacted on 086-801 3133; or envelope drop-in via Stoneyford Garda Station FAO Lisa O’Dwyer.

Heritage & Conservation:

Recently Heritage Officer, Dearbhala Ledwidge and Conservation Officer, Francis Coady visited the village for a revaluation and review of both the Protected Structures and Listed Built Property in the Stoneyford & Ennisnag area. Particular emphasis was placed on the 12thCentury Lawcus/Ennisnag Bridge and the former (semi-derelict) Infant School opposite the Norelands Junction.

Town & Village Renewal Scheme:

A meeting took place at the Community Centre last week with senior County Council Executive officers re final application for funding from Phase 1 of the EU Town & Village Renewal Scheme in 2018.

A footpath to Ennisnag was prioritised, as well as parking in the village, traffic management and the Tourism/Heritage dimensions.


It is regrettable that so few people who live in our community come forward as volunteers especially under the Tidy Towns banner. Tidy Towns work is suitable for all ages, children young people, not so young and elderly people. Over 600 people live in the immediate Stoneyford Village area and yet we struggle to get half a dozen volunteers. We need to know what suits you – day or time. Please let us know at or 087-315 6359.

“Many hands make light work”.

Community Centre Activity:

For all activity at the Community Centre see our

  1. website
  2. Facebook or see the
  3. Notice Boards at Finnegan’s
  4. Notice Boards at the Community Centre



Bingo Session in the Community Centre, Stoneyford on every Tuesday at 8.30p.m.

Hugginstown News

Homes for the Elderly:

House Number 5 is vacant in Hugginstown, if interested please contact: 086 168 7073

Nuacht Eile

Camphill Callan

  • will host its Annual Plant Sale on Saturday 12th May,  KCAT car park, Abbey Meadow, Callan
  • Time:10am til 3pm – with a variety of
  • plants, bedding and shrubs,
  • tea/coffee, bake sale, food stall,
  • children’s games,
  • crafts, bric a brac and raffle…

Lotto Results:

Draw: Monday 16th. April 2018       Numbers: 05; 08; 04.               Bonus No: 11.

No Match 3 Winner:

No Match 4 Winner:

No Jackpot Winner:

5 x €30.00 Winners: 

Kerrie Dunne, Aghaviller;

Frank Creaney, Oldtown.

Pudsy McNamara, Harristown;;

Pat Holden, Red Acres;

Martin Molloy, Aghaviller.

3 x Sellers €15.00 each:

James Irish;

Pat Dwyer;

Tom Hoyne;

Next week:    Match 3:  €1,000.00;     Match 4:  €2,000.00;

Jackpot:  €13,000.00;

Next Draw on Monday 23rd. April 2018. Please submit returns by 8.30p.m.  Draw at 9.00p.m.                                                                                                                           

South Kilkenny Historical Society;

A Lecture on “Putting Ireland on Four Wheels” by Dr. Austin O’Sullivan will be given on Thursday April 26that 8.00p.m. in Mullinavat Parish Hall.

A Coach Trip to Dublin (The Little Museum of Dublin and EPIC – The Irish Emigration Museum) will take place on Saturday, May 26th.  Booking and further information from either Brigid Barron ( or Eddie Synnott (

Stoneyford/Hugginstown Notes:

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